The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival started in 1998; the Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival in 2008. Both were brought together under one brand: OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival - underscoring our broad appeal and dynamic multi-cultural location. Critically and internationally acclaimed, it serves as a platform for numerous premiers and is the largest LGBT cultural arts event in South Florida. Outshine is everything you want in a film festival... inviting, glowing, and eclipsing all others before it. Our mission is to inspire, entertain, and educate; encouraging a sense of community through international and culturally diverse film, video, and other media that offer historical and contemporary perspectives on the LGBTQ+ experience.OUTrageous. OUTspoken. And OUTstanding in what we deliver. https://outshinefilm.com

Review: 'Sublime' Full Of Age-Appropriate Angst

Review: 'Sublime' Full Of Age-Appropriate Angst

MOVIES | By Rob Lester | Apr 22, 2022

How do you tell your BFF you're in love with him? Or do you? This film puts the "teen" in Argen-TEEN-a, with age-appropriate angst, in a story about a couple of guys with a band and a bond.

Review: Former Fundamentalists Fight LGBTQ+-Hostile Laws in 'Mama Bears'

Review: Former Fundamentalists Fight LGBTQ+-Hostile Laws in 'Mama Bears'

MOVIES | By Karin McKie | Apr 20, 2022

As American Christofascists target marginalized LBGTQIA+ youth across the country with bathroom bans and an onslaught of terror tactics, former fundamentalists strive to fight back.

Review: 'Camila Comes Out Tonight' Follows a Queer Feminist Teen

Review: 'Camila Comes Out Tonight' Follows a Queer Feminist Teen

MOVIES | By Megan Kearns | Apr 19, 2022

Inés Barrionuevo's Argentinian film follows a queer activist teen (Nina Dziembrowski) struggling at a conservative school. Anchored by a great lead performance, the film could have delved deeper.

Review: '"Besties' a Compelling Queer Spin on 'Romeo and Juliet"

Review: '"Besties' a Compelling Queer Spin on 'Romeo and Juliet"

MOVIES | By Megan Kearns | Apr 19, 2022

This compelling and poignant film about an Algerian-French teen girl (Lina El Arabi) falling for a girl (Esther Rollande) in a rival gang is a queer spin on "Romeo and Juliet" and a moving coming-of-age story.

Queer Rom-Com 'Anaïs in Love' is Charming, Sensual, and Vibrant

Queer Rom-Com 'Anaïs in Love' is Charming, Sensual, and Vibrant

MOVIES | By Megan Kearns | Apr 19, 2022

Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet's delightfully charming, vibrant, and jubilant queer French rom-com follows a woman who falls for her lover's girlfriend.

Review: 'Cop Secret' is Sheer Dumb Fun in an '80s Action Mold

Review: 'Cop Secret' is Sheer Dumb Fun in an '80s Action Mold

MOVIES | By Kilian Melloy | Apr 19, 2022

For those of us who came of age in the '80s, watching the big, loud action movies of that era, this feels like a missing piece that's been put into place at last.

Review: Queer Drama 'The Divide' Explores Class Issues at a Hospital

Review: Queer Drama 'The Divide' Explores Class Issues at a Hospital

MOVIES | By Megan Kearns | Apr 19, 2022

Catherine Corsini's queer French drama focuses on a lesbian couple on the brink of breaking up while at a hospital on the night of a labor protest.

Review: Comedic 'Homebody' Puts a Fresh Spin on the Body-Swapping Genre

Review: Comedic 'Homebody' Puts a Fresh Spin on the Body-Swapping Genre

MOVIES | By Kilian Melloy | Apr 18, 2022

A delightful and refreshing take on childhood, this engaging film is an empathetic look at what it means to be in a body that doesn't match a person's mind.

Review: 'Make Me Famous' A Breezily Chaotic Portrait of Gay Painter Ed Brezinsky

Review: 'Make Me Famous' A Breezily Chaotic Portrait of Gay Painter Ed Brezinsky

MOVIES | By Kilian Melloy | Apr 17, 2022

Brian Vincent's documentary about gay painter Ed Brezinski is a tempest that sends names, images, and anecdotes flying at the viewer in a breathless confusion, resulting in a narrative pointillism.

Review: 'Bridesman' a Quirky Comedy Series from Grindr

Review: 'Bridesman' a Quirky Comedy Series from Grindr

MOVIES | By Roger Walker-Dack | Apr 13, 2022

Grindr's new venture, a comedic web series, will leave you laughing... for the wrong reasons.

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